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English definition of “visitation”

visitation

noun     /ˌvɪz.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
[C] an official visit from someone important : humorous We're awaiting a visitation from the inspector .Visiting [U] US an arrangement in which a divorced parent may spend time with the children he or she no longer lives with, at agreed times and under agreed conditions : The mother agreed to visitation rights for the boys ' father .Parenting and caring for childrenVisitingEnding relationships and divorce [C] formal an event that is considered to be a message or a punishment from God : In 1917 three shepherd children reported a visitation from the Virgin Mary .Holiness
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